WHAT IS ORAL PROPHYLAXIS?
Oral Prophylaxis is a procedure done for teeth cleaning. It removes tartar and plaque build-up from the surfaces of the teeth as well as those hidden in between and under the gums.
WHY TO DO?
This simple procedure is a major part of an oral health care regimen needed to prevent cavities, gum disease and tooth loss brought on by dental disease. Prophylaxis can prevent the need for a costly dental treatment, such as a tooth filling or gum disease treatment.
HOW IT’S DONE?
Dentist uses either manual or ultrasonic scalers based on the amount of tartar or debris or plaque present.
In manual scalers the pressure will be given by us.
In ultrasonic scalers different scaler tips are used based on the amount of the plaque present and the pressure to be given also depeds on the amount of the plaque or debris present.